Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Kristopher “Kris” Killsfirst Sr. Kris served from September 1992 to March 2012.

Kris completed basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He served in Iraq on from March 2003 to April 2004, November 2005 to November 2006 and June 2008 to June 2009 with HQs & A Company, 1-4 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion and the 4th Infantry Division. Kris served as the team chief for the forward arming refill point.

Kris also served in Fort Drum, New York with the 10th Mountain Division, Camp Mobile, Korea with 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Sill, Oklahoma with 214th Field Artillery Brigade and K-16 (Seoul Airbase), Korea with the 17th Aviation Brigade. Kris retired at Fort Carson, Colorado with the 555th Engineer Brigade.

Thank you for your service, Kris!

Nominate a Veteran for #VeteranOfTheDay

Do you want to light up the face of a special Veteran? Have you been wondering how to tell your Veteran they are special to you? You’re in luck! VA’s #VeteranOfTheDay social media feature is an opportunity to highlight your Veteran and his/her service.

It’s easy to nominate a Veteran. All it takes is an email to with as much information as you can put together, along with some good photos. Visit our blog post about nominating to learn how to create the best submission.

Graphic By Lilian Vo: Lilian Vo is an undergraduate senior at George Mason University studying Global Affairs and Intelligence Analysis.

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Published on Dec. 3, 2017

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  1. Robert Bostic December 4, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Thanks for your service!

  2. Grace Janas December 3, 2017 at 9:52 pm

    To whom this may concern,
    I nominate Glen Janas a wounded veteran for being a good human being, he was a Vietnam war veterans, his not just bait, protectors for his group, I call it bait because when he describe his position he said “i have to go first so if there’s bomb I die first”. It’s so sad However, God kept him alive because he has to rescue 3 little girls and a woman, that accept him as he is, nurture him as he protect us and we became God fearing family. Thank you Glen Janas, for fighting for America and thank you for raising, rescuing, love and creating a wonderful family that you don’t have because they think your crazy.

    Your wife
    Grace Janas

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